A Brief Guide To Honda Scramblers

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Of all of the big four Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, it is perhaps Honda that is the most closely associated with the scrambler genre – they were building scramblers from the mid-to-late 1960s with much success in Japan, North America and Europe.

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Tamarit “Ronin” Triumph Scrambler

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Tamarit Motorcycles is a Spanish custom motorcycle and parts company who have turned out some of the best looking and most usable Triumph Scramblers we’ve seen over the past few years. Their builds are typically characterised by practicality – they’re designed to be bikes that are ridden everyday rather than just on weekends. This bike…

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Honda CX500 Scrambler

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The Honda CX500 is a motorcycle that wasn’t all that well loved when its was first released. In some markets it was nicknamed the “plastic maggot” and after a 5 year production run Honda pulled the plug and moved focus onto its better selling inline-4s. More recently, the humble little CX500 has been going through…

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Yamaha TR1 Scrambler

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The Yamaha TR1 is essentially the european version of the XV920R, the differences largely being an increase in displacement for the TR1, and some poorly advised styling tweaks. I’m reasonably certain that design brief for the TR1 was a picture of a Vincent Black Shadow with Japanese characters that said “do this” underneath it. Both…

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BMW R100RS Scrambler

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The BMW R100RS was a transformative motorcycle for BMW, it was one of the first bikes designed to wear a fairing from the very beginning, and its design cues would be widely copied by a range of other motorcycle manufacturers. The fairing used on the R100RS was developed by Hans Muth, a major figure in…

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BMW R nineT Scrambler

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The BMW R nineT has shot to the forefront of the custom motorcycle scene at a remarkable turn of speed, BMW released it in 2014 after having developed it with the burgeoning cafe racer community in mind. At its heart, the R nineT has a 1170cc air-cooled boxer twin capable of 110 hp and 119…

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Harley-Davidson Scrambler

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The Harley-Davidson Sportster is the longest running model in the Milwaukee-based marque’s history, it was first introduced in 1957 but its predecessor (the Model K) was on the market 5 years earlier. Since its inception, the Sportster has been characterised by its relative light weight (compared to other Harley models), low cost and accessibility to…

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